at COMO Shambhala Estate
COMO Shambhala Holistic Retreats & Workshops 2006
at COMO Shambhala Estate and Uma Ubud, Bali
It is Thurman's unique take on the relevance of Buddhism to American culture
and politics, and his wit and creativity in weaving ancient Buddhist wisdom and
popular Western ideals, that make his knowledge entertaining and useful as well
Life: A contemporary approach to the Infinite Life to real well-being with Dr. Robert Thurman
Retreat Weekend, at COMO Shambhala
6-8 January 2006
In 1962, Thurman became the first American ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
In this weekend retreat, Dr. Thurman will lecture on the essence of the
Buddhist insight and path, will speak with participants about their doubts and
concerns. The group will learn together, meditate together, dialogue and chant,
and we will conduct an auspicious fire meditation.
In this weekend, Dr. Thurman will lecture on the essence of the Buddhist
insight and path, will speak with participants about their doubts and concerns.
The group will learn, meditate, dialogue and chant together, and we will
conduct an auspicious fire meditation, relating to Manjushri, Bodhisattva deity
of wisdom, to empower us to realize the profound nature of mind and reality.
Evening talk, meditation and dialogue
Morning walk or yoga
Morning talk, meditation and dialogue
Afternoon session with talk, meditation and dialogue
Evening Fire Ceremony
Morning walk or yoga
Morning talk, meditation and dialogue
It is recommended that participants book their 'included ' treatment or join
any of the scheduled activities, between session times.
This exclusive retreat starts on the morning of Tuesday 15 February 2006 and
will run until the evening of Saturday 19 February 2006 with 5 hours of yoga
practice a day. This package allows for an evening of rest upon arrival on
Monday 14 February and departures are on Sunday 20 February.
Yoga & Sound: A Retreat
with Ramanand Patel & Mukesh Desai
14-20 February 2006
Ramanand Patel is the master weaver; combining his depth of knowledge of yoga
and the mechanics of the body, with philosophy in an engaging, humorous style.
He has studied with Sri B.K.S. Iyengar since 1968, and has also been a student
of Vedanta philosophy taught by H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati, since 1993.
Ramanand has a civil engineering background and is one of yoga's principal
instructors, well respected as the teacher of teachers. Mukesh Desai is a
master vocalist and a gifted teacher of North Indian classical music and
foremost disciple of world-renowned Pandit Jasraj. His ability to help the
student encounter the inner instrument is unsurpassed.
The daily classes will offer the student an opportunity to go deeper in the
practice of yoga and experience sound at a universal level. Mukesh will teach
subtle aspects of the power of sound as well as provide a backdrop of sound to
Ramanand's careful instruction in asana, pranayama and philosophy classes.
For more info on this Bali Retreat see gurugi's webpage
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Terrace Room USD $1775 USD $2930
Garden Room USD $1880 USD $3060
Twin sharing arrangement
Subject to availability, share a twin-bedded room with another person,
allocated by the resort.
Twin Sharing Arrangement
Terrace Room USD $1465
Garden Room USD $1530
* Please note that rates quoted are exclusive of the 21% government taxes and
The following services are inclusive in the package:
- Six nights' accommodation starts the night of Monday 14 February and includes
the night of Sunday 19 February.
- 5 hours of yoga instruction with Ramanand daily. (15-19 February)
- Breakfast daily & healthy juice during break. Other beverages not
- Round trip airport transfers.
Yoga Retreats: experience a New York original that
will transform your experience of yoga with Sharon
Gannon & David Life
23 - 29 January 2006
David Life and Sharon Gannon, the creators and world-renowned teachers of
Jivamukti Yoga, are lauded by their students as creative, spontaneous, and
inspirational. It is one of the fastest growing and most popular modern
approaches to the ancient art of yoga. All levels of practitioners are welcome
to this hot yoga workshop. You will learn the secret science of transformation
and evolution from two masters who have taught yoga to thousands of devotees in
the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Israel, India, Thailand,
Singapore, Australia, China, and many other countries for 20 years.
David is a certified Advanced Level II practitioner of the Ashtanga system of
Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India. His studies of yoga around the world
with many teachers included his gurus Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Shri Swami
Nirmalananda and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. He imbues his classes with metaphor,
musicality and spirituality, spiced with humor, vigor and spontaneity. He is
considered to be a “teacher's teacher” and he is a respected,
popular, and in-demand teacher around the globe.
Sharon Gannon “Tripura Sundari”
Sharon has studied yoga since 1976 with many teachers around the globe, most
noteworthy being her guru's Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Swami Nirmalanada, Shri
K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as Swami Shankarananda, and Shyam Das. Sharon brings
a rare blend of scholarly study, artistic pursuits and a highly disciplined
asana and meditation practice to her offerings as a teacher. As a musician,
dancer and producer, Sharon views art as a means for uplifting the soul and her
artistic pursuits seek to enrich the community by being both inspirational and
Please note: This retreat will be conducted at COMO Shambhala Estate and
accommodation will be at Uma Ubud.
Single Occupancy US$1915
Double Occupancy US$2900
Single Occupancy US$2020
Double Occupancy US$2988
Please note that rates quoted are exclusive of the 21% government taxes and
• 6 nights accommodation
• 4 hours of yoga per day (24-28 Jan)
• Daily brunch (beverages not included)
• Welcome & farewell dinners at COMO Shambhala Estate
• Round trip airport transfers and daily transfers between Uma Ubud &
COMO Shambhala Estate